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For pt. III see ibid., vol. 50, p. 1081-93 (2003). Using a new physical model for the transient response of a distributed resistance-inductance-capacitance (RLC) interconnect with a capacitive load, novel compact expressions have been derived for the 1) time delay, 2) peak crosstalk for coupled lines, 3) optimum number and size of repeaters, and 4) time delay for repeater-inserted distributed resistance-capacitance (RC) and RLC lines. These new models are used to define a design space that illustrates the tradeoff between the number of repeaters and wire cross-section for specified delay and crosstalk constraints.